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Excellent GCSE results for St John’s Students

Bucking the national trend are the boys at St. John’s with this year’s highest fliers being Ollie Kanisius Pocock (12 A* grades), Greg Rogan Rea (11 A*s and an A), Jacob Smith (10 A*s and 2 As) and Matt Snell (also 10 A*s and 2 As). All four plan on studying A-levels at St. John’s.

These four have helped us smash our record for top grades with over a third of all grades being A* or A, despite GCSEs having been toughened up on Government orders.

Results were excellent overall with 71% of students achieving at least 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English Language or Literature.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Of course there are many other top students too: over 30 of them achieved at least 10 A or A* grades including: Max Brown, Dan Collins, Ollie Davies, Isabel Farrell, Freddie Good, Lucy Harton-Carter, Alex Knighton, Selwyn Lilley, Charlie Major, Isobel Mason, Joe Perdue, Asher Sandbach, Ruby Soellner, Sam Taylor and Anna Wren.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The focus is also on progress in Year 11 and we are delighted with the outstanding achievements of our top 5: Charlotte Jackson, Jocelyn Drew, Max Brown, Thomas Dore and Isabella Hutton who all beat their targets by 2 grades in every subject!

Congratulations to all of our students and thank you to their parents and all of our staff for their work in helping everyone achieve their results.

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PUPILS and staff of St John’s Academy in Marlborough had reason to celebrate today after their A-level results have placed the school in the top 25 percent nationally

Following the school’s best International Baccalaureate results, which pupils received in July, the pupils of the school had reason to smile, with a record number of A* and A grade passes making a quarter of all grades over the last year.

photo courtesy of http://www.marlboroughnewsonline.co.uk/

Dan Rogan, vice principal of St John’s said: “Not surprisingly many students have achieved 3 or more A or A* grades with our top achievers being Caroline Bazambanza, Georgia Brown, Darla Dryland, Harry Forbes, Robyn Humphreys, Saskia Jackson, Thomas Knighton, Maddie Kromer, Jake Owen, Molly Parmiter, Rufus Redwood-Rowe, Nia Vines, Jake Whittaker, Harry Whitworth and Emily Withers.photo courtesy of http://www.marlboroughnewsonline.co.uk/

“With 3 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Additional Further Maths, as well as a grade A in Physics and with top grades in the entrance exam our outstanding achiever is Adam Gray who will now study Maths at Cambridge.”

Maths wasn’t the only subject which the pupil’s showed their strengths in, with many exceeding their expectations.photo courtesy of http://www.marlboroughnewsonline.co.uk/

“Results in Classics, Drama, English Language, Environmental Studies, French, Further Maths, German, Maths and photo courtesy of http://www.marlboroughnewsonline.co.uk/Photography are particularly strong with students across the ability range making outstanding progress,” added Mr Rogan.

“Early in July IB results were issued with many students exceeding their expectations and a pass rate of 93%.

“Our best students were Charlotte Abraham, Sophie Anstee de Mas, Hannah Dunkerley, Rosie Good, Olivia Snell and our top student Amber Tatham with 43 points out of 45.”

Mr Rogan has said that the high standard of results isn’t just a reflection on the pupils, but of the influence as well.

“None of this success would be possible without the hard work of our students, the inspiration and dedication of their teachers and the unstinting support of their parents,” he added.

Photos courtesy of http://www.marlboroughnewsonline.co.uk/

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Burbage Primary School Gains School Games Award

School-Games-logo-silverBurbage Primary School has been awarded a Silver Award from the Sainsbury’s School Games.  This award scheme is aimed at acknowledging the work of individual schools in the promotion of PE and Sport.  The award takes in to consideration the amount of PE that is taught within the curriculum, the amount of extra-curricular sport that is offered and taken up by the pupils and the amount of competitive sporting opportunities that are offered to the pupils during the year. It also promotes leadership for young people in sport.

This is the first time the school has applied for the award and are “over the moon” to be awarded at Silver.

Gold Standard – here we come!


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